Is the slogan of my newest Tee-shirt. And my kids wholeheartedly agree that it suits me to a Capital T. I only wear it on house cleaning days.
Today was one of those days. The weatherman said that Fall was finally going to arrive this week in the form of cold weather, abundant rain, and frisky wind - so that meant one last sweep of the garden of weeds to see what I could harvest. It was a little scary.
Yet, with Hope’s eagle eye (I guess it helps to be closer to the ground), we were able to pull in a nice last haul.
Yikes, now I’ve got to plan a couple of days just to process all of this food for storage.
Will someone tell me why I planted beets? I don’t even know how to cook them. I guess it will just have to be another Fawn first moment in the making.
Now for the update on my Holiday List. See I remember that I was supposed to make a list and read it. And I deserve a gold star for actually completing most of that list. I’m still digging up a couple of addresses on my Christmas mailing list and there are still some Halloween decorations I need to finish making.
The kids and I had a hoot making several super-fun crafts: Including some Potions Labels for an odd collection of different shaped bottles. You can check out my Mommy Blessings Blog to see how we made them.
I’ve also been working on repurposing some vintage looking books into something enchanted.
Shhhh, don’t tell hard core book lover’s that I’m cutting up books, or they might not let me in the second hand bookstore any more.
From the ’Joy of Words’ to ‘The Joy of Wands’. And I’m turning the old fall-aparts into Magical Books that hold secret compartments, fairy quotes, and magical goodies.
Can’t wait to show you how I made them. Of course I’ll post the instructions on Mommy Blessings when I finish.
So, as you can see, I haven’t finished decorating for Halloween so that’s back on my list for week 2 as well.
What’s up with my Holiday Countdown. Well here’s Week 2:
1. Um – Complete Halloween Decorating – Still.
2. Sew at least 1 Halloween Costume.
3. Cut out patterns for some Christmas Presents
4. Design a Christmas Card.
and that’s in addition to preserving all those goodies from the garden, and keeping my sanity in check.
On a side note: The blessing keep coming. My good friend Ethel stopped by and helped me clean up my sticky floor today - Just because she had nothing better to do than earn saint points from on high. Maybe she was just disgusted that you couldn’t walk through the house without something gummy glued to your shoes or socks – or maybe, just maybe, she might be an angel in disguise. I’m leaning towards the notion that she’s an angel.